Mitrade Hits 2.4 Million Users, Up 900,000 from Last Year

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, January 12, 2023 – (SEAPRWire) – Mitrade, a leading global CFD trading platform, has reached a major milestone by amassing 2.4 million users. This marks a significant increase from the 1.5 million users the platform had at this time last year, representing a growth of 900,000 users in just one year. This impressive growth is a […]

Tell it to SunStar: Listening to criticisms

By Reni M. Valenzuela Appreciate criticisms as if they are road signs to make your travel safe, easier and on track. Don’t assume that somebody is an enemy just because that person criticizes you. That person could be just telling you the truth or cares enough to make you see where you are wrong, notwithstanding […]

DoTr turns to ADB support for airport partnership

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) is engaging the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for technical support in opening up the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to private companies seeking long-term contracts, an official said. “We are engaging the Asian Development Bank to support us for the NAIA PPP (public-private partnership),” DoTr Assistant Secretary for Planning and […]

Olympus to Join Government Project to Verify Dissemination of Endoscopic AI Diagnosis in Vietnam

TOKYO, Dec 6, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Olympus Corporation (Olympus), a global medtech company committed to making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, today announced their part in a project in cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan (MIC), entitled, “Survey Study for International Expansion of Endoscopes […]

HKTDC welcomes ground-breaking measures in 2022 Policy Address

HONG KONG, Oct 19, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) welcomes the Policy Address announced by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu today, and believes the proposed ground-breaking and wide-ranging policies can help drive Hong Kong’s long-term development while resolving some […]

UN high official to promote women’s empowerment, support livelihoods in Mindanao during PH visit 

UNITED Nations (UN) Assistant Secretary-General Kanni Wignaraja is visiting the Philippines next week to promote women’s empowerment and support livelihood programs in Mindanao, according to a statement released by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) on Wednesday. Her week-long mission, which is scheduled from Oct. 22 to 28, will include bilateral meetings with senior government officials, […]

DTI budget cut for MSMEs still open to augmentation

THE reduced P2.25-billion budget for the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) development program reflects the distribution of other forms of MSME support to various agencies, and leaves room for companies to step in with public-private partnership (PPP) projects, a legislator said during 2023 budget deliberations. Pangasinan Rep. Christopher […]

Limpag: PSC under President Marcos

The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) under Chairman Butch Ramirez saw national athletes getting unprecedented support from the government agency. National Sports Associations (NSAs) that used to bully athletes into submissions in previous administrations were forced to toe the line when the PSC refused to play their political mind games.That was possible because of Ramirez’s relationship […]

Budget cut for local gov’t support sought

A CONGRESSMAN on Thursday sought to cut the P28.9-billion allotment for local government support funds next year.  Quezon City Rep. Franz S. Pumaren told a budget hearing the budget had increased by 61% from this year. This is unnecessary given that local governments have been getting a bigger share in national taxes.  The Department of […]

LANDBANK loan approvals for high-value crop growers top P17B 

THE Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) said it has approved P17.4 billion in loans so far this year for producers of high-value crops. “LANDBANK aims to promote the diversification of crop yields of our farmers alongside ensuring food security. We will continue to support the production of high-value crops through accessible and responsive credit […]

Over 1M new IT-BPM jobs projected in next 6 years

THE Contact Center Association of the Philippines (CCAP) is calling for continued government support to ensure the attainment of the industry growth targets.CCAP is optimistic that the information technology and business process management (IT-BPM) industry could grow up to 10 percent annually in export revenues and about eight percent annually in additional jobs by 2028.But […]

US donates P11M to Philippine Coast Guard 

THE UNITED STATES has donated P11 million worth of coast guard equipment to support Philippine law enforcement efforts, the US Embassy in Manila said in a statement on Tuesday.  “The Philippine Coast Guard is on a promising trajectory, and we are committed to support them in achieving their vital and ambitious development goals and in […]

WB pledges support for PHL digitalization, government rightsizing

THE World Bank (WB) has expressed its intention to support the digitalization of Philippine government services en route to restructuring the bureaucracy, the Department of Finance (DoF) said. “I am very pleased to hear of the World Bank’s willingness to extend support for further digitalizing our revenue agencies and modernizing civil service in line with […]

BDO Pay now available to non-clients

BDO UNIBANK, Inc. has updated its BDO Pay app to give access to non-clients in a bid to support the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) goal to increase the adoption of digital payments in the country. “BDO Unibank has made the BDO Pay mobile app available to non-BDO clients to support the Digital Payments Transformation […]